sphenoid


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sphe·noid

 (sfē′noid′)
n.
The sphenoid bone.
adj.
1. Wedge-shaped.
2. Of or relating to the sphenoid bone.

sphe·noi′dal (-noid′l) adj.

sphenoid

(ˈsfiːnɔɪd)
adj
1. wedge-shaped
2. (Anatomy) of or relating to the sphenoid bone
n
(Anatomy) See sphenoid bone

sphe•noid

(ˈsfi nɔɪd)

adj. Also, sphe•noi′dal.
1. wedge-shaped.
2. of or pertaining to a compound bone at the base of the skull.
n.
3. the sphenoid bone.
[1725–35; < New Latin sphēnoīdēs < Greek sphēnoeidḗs]

sphenoid

A bone in the skull base.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sphenoid - butterfly-shaped bone at the base of the skullsphenoid - butterfly-shaped bone at the base of the skull
crotaphion - the tip of the greater wing of the sphenoid bone
bone, os - rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
skull - the bony skeleton of the head of vertebrates
pterygoid process - two bony processes descending from the body of the sphenoid bone
Translations
klínový
kiilamainen

sphe·noid

n. esfenoide, hueso situado en la base del cráneo.

sphenoid

adj esfenoidal
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The patient underwent transsphenoidal surgery, a cutting-edge procedure that allows surgeons to remove the tumour via the nose and sphenoid sinus with an endoscope.
Sphenoid dysplasia or long-bone abnormalities, such as pseudoarthrosis.
It is formed by articulation of the frontal, parietal, greater wing of sphenoid and the squamous part of temporal bones.
However, these cases are rare; when they do occur, they tend to arise in the sphenoid sinus.
sup][1] As this region is adjacent to the optic nerves, cavernous sinus, the ICA, and other critical structures in the skull base, sphenoid sinusitis caused by a foreign body may lead to serious consequences.
Also, extensive erosion and destruction of adjacent greater wing of sphenoid bone was noted.
The Relieva Scout Multi-Sinus Dilation System features a flexible balloon that extends beyond its seeker-like tip for greater reach, enabling simple access to the sphenoid, frontal and maxillary sinuses.
We present the case of a 42-year-old man who initially was thought to have dementia, but he was eventually diagnosed with dementia caused by a sphenoid wing meningioma.
These veins create a cavity bordered by the temporal bone of the skull and the sphenoid bone in the head.
She presented to an outside emergency department, where head CT identified a 6 cm right temporal lobe mass growing through and destroying the greater wing of the sphenoid bone and invading into the infratemporal fossa.